Be a voter for public education

Public education shouldn’t be at the mercy of politics. But the reality is, elected officials are constantly weighing policies on testing, standards and funding that affect our schools, children and educators every day.

That’s why your union supports electing pro-public education candidates to local school boards, the Minnesota Legislature and in Washington, D.C.

Elections matter, and educator voices need to be heard at the polls.

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In 2022, we have the power through our democracy and union to vote for public education and protect our collective bargaining rights.

But we need educators at the forefront of that movement.

There is A LOT at stake. All of the following offices are up for election:

  • Governor
  • Attorney general
  • State auditor
  • Secretary of state
  • All state House and Senate seats
  • U.S. House and Senate seats
  • Many local races

2022 Education Minnesota virtual political conference
Jan. 29, 2022
8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Register now for our kickoff to the 2022 campaign — our virtual political conference , which will include:

  • Member forum with Gov. Tim Walz (you can register for this only, too!)
  • Overview of the 2022 elections, including what is at stake with the gubernatorial, attorney general and legislative elections.
  • Educator voice in Education Minnesota political action committee endorsements.
  • Organizing your workplace to get out the vote for public education, economic and racial justice.
  • Winning local elections and fighting back against anti-equity school board candidates.
  • What’s next in the fight to win racially just, fully funded public schools.
  • Running for office as an educator.

Become a 2022 GOTV leader

Our ground-breaking worksite action leader program was a key piece of our successful 2018 campaign, with members taking the lead on sharing voting information at their worksites and in their locals.

Become a GOTV leader in 2022! Applications now open until Feb. 1.

2022 GOTV leaders are eligible to receive a $1,200 stipend for their work between February and November.

Host a gubernatorial candidate at your school

To be considered for endorsement by Education Minnesota, all candidates for governor must spend a half or full day shadowing educators at work. All candidates regardless of political party will be invited to participate.

Apply to host a candidate in your building by filling out the form below.


Submit a question for our issue questionnaires

As part of our member-driven, transparent endorsement process, we are again inviting Education Minnesota members to submit questions for our issue questionnaires that all candidates will be invited to fill out.

These questionnaires will be used in screenings for gubernatorial and legislative candidates.

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